Bug (studio album) by Dinosaur Jr.

Bug
Bug by Dinosaur Jr.
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 1,381st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 255 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1988 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (219th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,381st)
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Dinosaur Jr. bestography

Bug is ranked 2nd best out of 19 albums by Dinosaur Jr. on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Dinosaur Jr. is You're Living All Over Me which is ranked number 302 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,614.

Dinosaur Jr. album bestography « Higher ranked (302nd) This album (1,381st) Lower ranked (1,698th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 255 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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80/100
From 08/09/2020 03:57
This is definitely not as good as You're Living All Over Me, but I would still consider it a great album. A must listen.
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90/100
From 07/22/2019 15:04
Favorite Tracks:No Bones, Budge
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95/100
From 06/16/2019 03:36
Freak Scene is great. Let It Ride is really good, and a couple other songs are good (They Always Come, Budge). But the rest of the album is too filler to make me highly recommend this album as a whole.
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From 01/21/2018 21:45
Really good at times, but like so many things, I didn't like all of it.
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From 03/24/2016 17:53
The perfect blend of alt. rock/noise rock
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From 07/10/2015 16:08
Underrated and overshadowed by You're Living All Over Me, but in reality it's just as good as it.
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75/100
From 01/31/2015 22:16
They were so prolific at this point. Pure quality throughout.
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From 02/21/2013 17:52
Violent guitars which cut hedges. Songs structures which are nice and easy. Flows together well and I wish this could sit with other albums I had. Can't remember anythng from the lyrics at all though. Could recite every word from the Japandroids albums afer a few listens. Need more loud guitars in the world. A mole from the hole in the garden beside a black cloud on the lawn with a happy face, this album shines out greatness!
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95/100
From 04/23/2010 17:48
Stunning album that starts off like dynamite. Dinosaur are geniuses. No wonder so many artists stole pieces of their sound.
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